Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti is a birth anniversary of Indian Guru and scholar Adi Shankara. Adi Shankara built up the Advaita school of reasoning and clarified the ideas of Aatma, Brahman, Vairagya and Moskha. Apart from being the champion of Advaita philosophy, one of his invaluable contributions towards Hinduism was the reordering and restructuring of the ancient Sannyasa order. These Sannyasis help eternal code of life contained in the Vedas, still flows as the dynamic force underlying and unifying all humanity reach the masses. He has composed critiques on all Vedas, Upanishads and itihasas like Bhagavad Gita. Adi Shankara additionally settled numerous maths the nation over to proliferate the ideas of Hinduism.
There are many interesting legends of the SHANKARACHARYA, few of them are below
Shankara’s mother used to go a long way every day to take her bath in the Purna river. One day the young Shankara found her lying unconscious, due to exhaustion. He prayed to the Lord and the next morning the river started flowing by the side of his house.
According to the other legend, before he was eight, as a young Brahmachari, the young Shankara went to a house to beg for his daily food. The hostess was a kind but very poor lady. All she could give him was a small amalaka fruit. Shankara was deeply touched by the sincerity of this poor lady and he invoked Goddess Lakshmi by singing spontaneously the Kanakadhara Stotra. After that the Goddess showered golden amalaka fruits into the house.